Apple iPad Mini Literally has a World of Home Control Possibilities

Apple iPad Mini Literally has a World of Home Control Possibilities

Apple’s new iPad Mini, the newest worst-kept secret in the company’s history, has finally been officially announced. In comparison to its larger siblings, the Mini features a 7.9-inch screen, is a mere 7.2 mm thick, and weighs less than seven-tenths of a pound. But perhaps most importantly, it can be held in one hand, and costs a mere $329. And if you’re not already controlling your home from the palm of your hand, you really have no excuse left. Just as the original iPad made touchscreens commonplace in the home two years ago (has it really only been two years?) due to its features, apps, and yes it’s price, the iPad Mini’s reduced barrier to entry will almost certainly lead to a new boom in the proliferation of touchscreens in the home. Before the iPad, home touchscreens were generally only sold as part of much larger home automation systems. They were the remote control interfaces for advanced home theater, lighting, climate, and security control. And yes, they made it easy to see at a glance what was going on around the home, as well as activate sophisticated, complicated home control scenarios at the touch of a button, but at upwards of $1500 apiece, they were also a significant investment, especially when you consider that home control and monitoring (and maybe rudimentary web browsing) were all they could do. The iPad changed all of that, putting touchscreens in the hands of a much larger audience, who naturally wanted to control their lights and security and home entertainment systems, too. It still required a custom installer to configure all of the...

2012 Indianapolis Home Show

Come see us at the 90th Indianapolis Home Show going on at the Indiana State Fairgrounds January 20– 29, 2012.  We will be in the West Pavilion our booth number is 550.  Go here www.indianapolishomeshow.com to view the hours and details of the show.  We’ll have the latest electronic integrated technology on display including products like: Control4 Advanced Control System with iPad, iPhone, in-wall touch screen integration Control4 Lighting Control4 HVAC control Pioneer Elite 3D 70” LED HDTV arguably the world’s best TV Pioneer Elite Receiver and Media Streaming Bluray Player Kaleidescape Media Server System B&W Load Speakers Lutron Cellular Shades Come and visit and let us entertain you!!! Save $4.00 OFF addmission when you purchase your Indianapolis Home Show Ticket at www.indianapolishomeshow.com. Use promo code DTECH....
Go Digital With Your CD Collection

Go Digital With Your CD Collection

When was the last time you played a CD? A couple years? Longer? The reality is that you invested a lot of time and money in your CD collection, and if you haven’t already migrated them to digital format, now is the time. Get the most bang for your buck by going digital—and you’ll be able to enjoy your collection forever. Maybe you haven’t converted your music to digital files yet because of the time factor. At a rate of six CDs an hour for six hours a day, it would take several months to convert your entire library of music. Who wants to spend that much time popping CDs in and out of their computer? Not all CD-ROM drives are equally suited for digital audio extraction, or CD conversion – also known as CD ripping. After extensive testing on a variety of drives, we have selected and implemented hardware capable of consistently perfect rips. We will rip your CDs for you—in a fraction of the time. Digitech Custom offers this service. Both offer high-quality CD ripping and quick turnaround time. And if you’re wondering if going digital is just a passing fancy, it’s not. Digitech Custom service includes two very impressive technologies: our technology has an error-correction technology that restores even some of your most well-used CDs. Say goodbye to pops, skips and clicks! ID3 tags and metadata helps organize your music by taking into consideration all the defining characteristics of each song including artist, album, title, genre, and more. Some may wonder whether this type of CD ripping is legal. No worries: under the Fair Use Copyright...

Sonos IS Multi-room Music

We’ve all been there: You’re bouncing around the FM or satellite dial, trying to find just the right radio station to complement a long drive, an evening at home or an afternoon spent working in the garage. Sometimes, you get it right… And other times, you’re left wishing you had a broader scope of options from which to choose. Let’s take it a step further: You’re working on a project in a specific room of your home while listening to a favorite piece of music, only to more than occasionally be summoned to a different area of the house, thereby missing large chunks of your tunes. Enter Sonos. A modern marvel that seamlessly blends instant access to endless music, superb wireless function, a flexible multi-room system and simple setup, Sonos is a must-have for any music lover. Back to that search for the perfect radio station: 100,000 is a big number when applied to almost any scenario, but consider that number in terms of broadcasting stations. That’s what Sonos puts you in touch with! And the listening options are scattered worldwide, at the touch of a finger through a very easy to use navigation menu. So, if your Sunday afternoon spent cleaning the garage pairs perfectly with the Latin beats of a Brazilian FM station, Sonos will make that happen. It’s easy to sell a product with eye-catching information like you just read in the preceding paragraph, but with Sonos, the operational nuts and bolts are just as impressive. Simply put, multi-room music is Sonos’ mantra; they’ve designed a multi-zone music system from the ground up, and that’s a...